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Finally, an affordable and portable linen panel! Fredrix's professional-grade, 100% archival Belgian linen panels are great for plein air painting because of their effortless portability, durability, and storage options.
A rigid, non-warping, acid-free hardboard core is less prone to tears, creases, or punctures. Best of all, the hardboard will not deteriorate over time.
Primed and ready to go, the raw Belgian linen is coated with two coats of acid-free gesso, which is perfect for oils or acrylics.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Outstanding surface and possible RX for 24x30
from lancaster, pa
Comments about Fredrix Linen Boards:
I use permanent archival glue to adhere two 24 x 30 boards back to back. A bit strange as I am, yet, I am thoroughly pleased with my modified large boards and with the smaller sizes that naturally resist "potato chipping". As a bonus, the double boards also fill the rabit better in my simplon frames. And the price/quality issue still remains worthwhile for me.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Only Canvas Boards I will buy
from North Dakota
I love these canvas boards. I do a lot of acrylic painting and these work excellent. They are primed nicely with gesso and the paint lies nicely on the canvas. I don't have to worry about fighting with these canvases. Great value for the price.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite canvas
By Painter of all things Nature
from Hyde Park, Utah
Fredrix linen canvases are a pure joy to paint on, the colors pop and the paint flows easily.I prefer the linen boards but enjoy the stretched linen canvases as well.
By Lorrie the Artist
from Colorado Springs, CO
These are my favorite panels. The surface is lovely to work on and the price is very competitive. I have tried more expensive brands, but always come back to the Fredrix.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great all-purpose linen panel
By Dana L
from Guthrie, OK
I use these linen panels for all my life and portrait studies.It has a great smooth texture.
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Life study on 12x16 Belgian linen panel
Tags: Painting, Portrait, Life Study
Life study on 16x20 Belgian linen panel
Tags: Portrait, Made with Product, Life Study, Painting
from Williamsburg, VA
I needed several panels of smaller size for classes that I am taking. Panels arrived quickly and I'm ready for class. The painting surface is great and the panel ridgidity will contibute to a good end product.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Happy painter
I am concerned that the boards are warping. This could lead to the paint cracking later on. I will not order these again
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. The hardboard core of these panels makes them extremely resistant to warping, and we're sorry to hear that you're having issues with this. We're happy to troubleshoot and work with you to find the best solution. We hope you'll give us a call at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or email email@example.com so we can help you with this. We look forward to hearing from you!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Fredrix Pro Series Belgian Linen Boards
from Calgary, AB
I have been introduced to these boards at Jeff Watts atelier in Encinitas, CA., and loved them. Belgian linen is a far superior material than cotton in my opinion (finer threads), giving a painting impressive granularity. It also allows for a very quick dry within less than 24 hours and therefore does not require medium to be used (other than turpentine/mineral spirits). If you are not happy with the painting, just wipe it off, and paint another one - the surface only gets better with multiple layers of paint. Easy to frame too!
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My Favorite Panel
from Lincoln, CA
I've never done a bad painting on this board - the paint glides on like silk and doesn't sink into the surface, even though it is acrylic primed. The acrylic priming opens up the option of painting with acrylic, so it's my all-time go-to surface.
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Lace with Fruit, 12x16 oil by Marilyn Rose
Lace with Fruit Detail
Love These Linen Boards for Oils
By Paints in Winter
from Detroit MI
I paint with oils and always look for Archival Belgian Linen. I travel to a friend's studio several times a week to paint and these linen panels are portable and very good quality for portrait painting. I've tried numerous other panels from other companies and all were disappointing, the cheaper ones are cheaper and lead to frustration. Buy the best if you can.
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